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1 hour ago, artsnob said:

I have one in my yard, the berries taste like blueberries but sweeter, the birds love them, so I let them have them, my gardner did not know the name...

Maybe berries is not the right word to describe, they are hard and inedible.

 

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The berries on my tree/bush like yours has berries that are soft and eatable they get hard with age, the the birds do not like them any more...When they drop to the ground underneith they start sprouting out..

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Possibly, but info says its  distribution is in Africa, doesn't mention Mexico or Latin America. Also OP says the berries are tiny and they don't look tiny on the identification photos. But the leaves definitely look similar. 

 

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46 minutes ago, Floradude said:

When it says distribution is........   I believe they are referring to where it was originally a native plant.

Of course nurseries might sell plants that are not native to an area, but no, distribution doesn't mean where a plant or animal originated. It means where it is currently found, aside from isolated imported plants or trees someone may have bought. 

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Africa is a continent with all kinds of climate . Nairobi´s climate is close to the climate here. So depending which climate and soil this plant likes.. everything is possible

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Sure, plants which are introduced from other countries either need to be coddled because the climate is quite different, or they can become endemic to the new region if the climate is condusive to self- propagation by seed or root spreading.

Scotch broom and blackberries were introduced to Canada by British immigrants. They quickly spread  and became endemic to the point that they can be unwanted invasive plants, at least where I lived in British Columbia.

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they are invase in California as well and scotch broom is particularly bad for fire .. , same with pampas grass and Eucalyptus and kudzuin the south and so on..

How about the mangoose in Hawaii that were imported to kill the rats that came with the ships and killed a lot of the native birds.. Too bad no one paid attention but mangose hunt during the day and rats go out at night.. Same with pigs in Hawaii that are super destructive and so on and so forth..How about lirio here...

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